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Cultural change and high blood pressure

with a postscript 1995

by J. P. Henry

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  • 4 Currently reading

Published by Lit in Münster .
Written in English

  • Hypertension -- Social aspects.,
  • Hypertension -- Cross-cultural studies.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    StatementJames P. Henry ; edited by Johannes Siegrist.
    SeriesMedizinsoziologie ;, bd. 6
    ContributionsSiegrist, Johannes.
    LC ClassificationsRA645.H9 H46 1997
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 133 p. :
    Number of Pages133
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL490180M
    ISBN 103825822850
    LC Control Number98221026

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But you can take steps to control your blood pressure and. The Facts About High Blood Pressure. High blood pressure (also referred to as HBP, or hypertension) is when your blood pressure, the force of blood flowing through your blood vessels, is consistently too high.

Understanding Blood Pressure Readings. Health Threats From High Blood Pressure. Commit to a Plan to Lower Your Blood Pressure. to what constituted high blood pressure, but now it is generally agreed that blood pressure readings that are consistently above /90 warrant a diagnosis of hypertension, and the higher the readings, the more serious the disease.

(See Table ) A reading of about /90 does not necessarily indicate that theFile Size: KB. hypertension or high blood pressure, elevated blood pressure resulting from an increase in the amount of blood pumped by the heart or from increased resistance to the flow of blood through the small arterial blood vessels (arterioles).

Hypertension was generally defined as a blood pressure reading of over 90 or higher, but new guidelines issued in define. access to care) related to high blood pressure control among African American men.

Identify and share data with stakeholders that public health programs might part­ ner with when developing interventions related to high blood pressure control in African American men.

Collaborate with non-traditional partners (e.g., faith-based organizations,File Size: 2MB. Habitual ingestion of high levels of dietary salt (NaCl) is associated with increased blood pressures (Cooper et al., ; Stamler, ).

Although not unique to any one racial/ethnic group, increased BP sensitivity to salt ingestion continues to be postulated as a key factor in African American HTN (Peters & Flack, ).Cited by:   The NATURAL Blood Pressure SolutionLearn EFFECTIVE TREATMENT for The Silent KillerHigh blood pressure is deadly.

Across the world, hypertension continues to be a leading cause of numerous chronic illnesses. In America, roughly 1 in 3 people have high blood pressure /5(6). High blood pressure is preventable.

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This is a reference for you regarding the normal blood pressure level for 1 month infant to 64 years old elderly. Blood Pressure Log. If you are a hypertension patient, you may need to track and keep your daily blood pressure numbers. Although high blood pressure is often assumed to be a natural consequence of aging, the fact that so many Americans in their 20s, 30s, and 40s suffer from high blood pressure clearly indicates it is not an age-dependent disease.

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High blood pressure is one of the most common diseases affecting the world today. In the U.S., it is estimated that approximately one third of adults have hypertension 1 and another one third who have pre-hypertension. In response to this, many are given medications to help control their blood pressure, which has led to approximately 70% of adults age 65 or older in the U.S.

to. Cultural things that we do in America will affect the incidences of high blood pressure, these include: Being overweight, eating high sodium diet, exercising too little, and drinking more than two alcoholic drinks daily. The guidelines state that for blood pressures above a figure of /75 mm Hg, every rise of 20/10 mm Hg doubles the risk of cardiovascular disease.

The overall guidelines for high blood pressure Author: Markus Macgill. High Blood Pressure Myths and Lies. Myth: Salt is to blame Partly true/partly false. If you overconsume white salt in fast or processed food, your body has to dilute the salt by adding more water to your blood.

Moving greater volumes of watery blood makes the heart pump harder. Diuretics that force the kidneys to excrete fluid are not the. The funny thing about high blood pressure is the odd way of measuring it- what the presssure is after resting for 5 minutes. So, my BP might be / for the remaining minutes of the day, but so long as I can get it down to /89 for 5 minutes, I am not hypertensive.

In humans, blood pressure is usually measured indirectly with a special cuff over the brachial artery (in the arm) or the femoral artery (in the leg). There are two pressures measured: (1) the systolic pressure (the higher pressure and the first number recorded), which is the force that blood exerts on the artery walls as the heart contracts to pump the blood to the peripheral.

The one thing the controversy points up is that "each patient needs to be individualized," says the heart association's Jessup. "A blood pressure of /90 in one patient who's basically in good health, but might need to make some dietary or lifestyle changes, is not the same as another one with /90 who is a walking time bomb because they have other risk factors," she points out.

Hypertension Overview. High blood pressure or hypertension increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. Hypertension risk factors include obesity, drinking too. A diet high in sodium is a key contributor to high blood pressure.

The FDA recommends no more than 2, mg per day, though many Americans far exceed this intake. While we often think of sodium as table salt, more than 75 percent of sodium in the average American diet comes from processed foods, describes the AHA.

Normal: /80 or lower. Pre-hypertension: /81 to / Hypertension: /91 or higher. Understanding high blood pressure readings.

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